COVID-19 in Nigeria

Personal observations and need for safety measures


  • Chiamaka N Nkechukwu Federal Polytechnic Oko
  • Chinwe U Nnama-Okechukwu University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Robinson O Obiora National Evangelical Youth Organization, Anambra


COVID-19, patient, health, medical, social work


The novel coronavirus pandemic is a public health emergency with international concerns. It led to various countries across the world shutting down economic and social activities and promoting various preventive measures. Educating the public on safety measures for COVID-19 will not only save lives but will reduce the rate of community transmission and promote preventive health practice. Nurses and other medical health workers in the Nigerian health sector need to play an active role in public education to curb the spread of COVD-19. There is a need for safety measures by the public and health care workers. It is however important to acknowledge that preventive measures such as the use of face mask, hand washing, social distancing, and sit-at-home are not common or routine activities that people are used to hence the need for proper awareness. This short report presents a field visit and personal observation on COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Author Biographies

Chiamaka N Nkechukwu, Federal Polytechnic Oko

Principal Nursing Officer, Medical Center

Chinwe U Nnama-Okechukwu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Social Worker, Department of Social Work

Robinson O Obiora, National Evangelical Youth Organization, Anambra

Field Officer/Youth Coordinator




How to Cite

Nkechukwu, C. N., Nnama-Okechukwu, C. U., & Obiora, R. O. (2020). COVID-19 in Nigeria: Personal observations and need for safety measures. Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies, 2(2). Retrieved from